Review: Kick

Rating:

Kick comprises of all the theatrical performances that come with a Salman Khan film — action, comedy, romance and melodrama.

On a train journey in Poland, psychiatrist Shaina (Jaqueline Fernandez) meets Himanshu (Randeep Hooda), who is a police officer from India to discuss their prospective marriage. Both are reluctant to enter into an arranged union but become friends and strike a deep conversation where Shaina reveals her previous relationship with the eccentric Devi (Salman Khan), a man who lived only for his ‘Kick’ aka an adrenaline rush.

Despite Devi’s idiosyncrasies they embark on a whirlwind romance, until one day he breaks up with her for a new ‘Kick’ and walks away never to return. Himanshu in turn regales her with his glorious escapades as an officer but mentions that he has finally met his match, an intelligent thief.

What they are both unaware of is that their stories have one thing in common, Devi. He returns to their lives under the pretext of having lost his memory. Behind it all, is a deeper mystery and an uncompromising mission for which Devi is ready to lose his life.

Kick is Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut and the remake of a Telugu film, but like all Khan movies, this is set to break box office records. He adds the much needed grandeur to the film and takes the movie action scenes at par with international standards, but misses out on the writing part.

Salman flits from a seemingly schizo personality of being Devilal to Devil. His appearance and unmatched aura automatically energizes the crowd. He is terrific from action scenes to comic timing to emotional scenes. He delivers it all.

The film also features scene-stealing effortless actor Nawazuddin Si ddiqui who probably is the best of the lot as he brings in best moments in the film as his character traits draws parallels with the popular Hollywood onscreen villain Joker (The Dark Knight).

Jacqueline looks her best in the film and though she doesn’t have much to do in the film, it would still give her career the required kick. Randeep is superlative as the restless cop.

This is a stress-buster film meant to be enjoyed with friends and family. Grab a huge basket of popcorn, lay back and enjoy ‘Kick’. Don’t ask a lot of questions while you watch this one, or you’ll miss whatever fun there is in it.